The Arizona Cardinals have made massive improvements on the defensive side of the ball over the past two years.
A horrid defense was masked by a great offense for years, but it finally came crashing down in the 2010 season.
Without Kurt Warner, the Cardinals struggled significantly and their defense was exposed. After finishing at the bottom of the league in most major statistical categories, it was time for change.
A lot of young talent has been brought to the desert over the past few seasons and a once-maligned unit is now back on track.
Arizona has a solid mix of youth and veteran leadership. Its defense is certainly on the rise and is one that surprised a few teams this past year.
This unit can hold its own with some of the best in the NFL and is verging on elite status.
The following slides will breakdown the Cardinals defense heading into 2013. It will also look at a few moves that will launch their defense into elite status.